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GUASHA

GUASHA

GUASHA:

Guasha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.

Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

I like to bring up the circulation of the skin in my facial treatments, with massage, or stimulation of product, so this scraping of the skin to release, made total sense to me.

I love to educate myself and to explore all avenues of wellness and holistic practices so I made an appointment at Horn Holistic Acupuncture.

Once I arrived we reviewed my paperwork, went over why was I there, health care concerns, work aches and pains which live all in my shoulders, my metabolism, and the usual medical history. As we went through the consult all things pointed towards my liver. Holy pepperoni, mama needs a detox. Jenny chose acupuncture and the GUASHA for my first session.

I was so relaxed and instantly felt my sinuses open when she hit the points in my face with the acupuncture needles. For someone with chronic sinus issues that was a swoon moment. This was my first real acupuncture experience, outside of the few pokes she gave me during Release Repair Rebalance days before. We discussed diet, stress management and the Detox Cleanse we will be getting into over the next few weeks. Which is vegan and gluten free ! Hot Damn.

Needles removed, top off, flip over, Guasha!!

She applied an oil all over my back and took what looked like a large spoon and began scraping in downwards motions along my back. To my surprise, it didn’t hurt, I was prepared for some intense torture. At points it felt as if she was slightly working out a knot in my shoulder, but never to a point were I needed to tell her to stop or back off. In a flash, the treatment was over. That afternoon I was full of energy, which I should’ve been dead, I was coming off a killer sinus infection.

It looked the gnarliest that evening, dark in hicky color all across my shoulders. I showed the kids, explained to them it was a treatment etc, I didn’t want them to be scared if they randomly saw it, but they could’ve cared less, they just called me weird and went on with their business.

I could truly feel the toxins wanting to leave my body, I craved tons of water for about 72 hours. I highly recommend trying Guasha, I feel so good post treatment. My usual pain in my right shoulder has gone down dramatically.

Next we try cupping and I plan on participating her her next round of detox cleanses.

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directly after guasha

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thursday evening

6+ hours after treatment

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Monday am

How to Roll. Guide to Jade Rollers

How we roll.

Jade rollers and Crystal healing seems to finally hit the mainstream.

Is it cause we are all stressed out and our cortisol levels needs mega balancing or just hit the wall with big pharm? Either way the more people going to anything more natural makes me happy (not stoked about all of us being stressed though).

Lost on what to do with this cute little facial roller you are interested in? Let me guide you.

Jade stone: Healing. 

Jade is a special stone that is believed to promote wisdom, balance, and peace. This prehistoric sign of peace and calm is a unique, strong piece, that encourages our consciousness to increase at a higher level.

How to roll:

On a clean face, apply your fav serum or facial oil. ahem, Elevate oil.

Upward and outward motions, roll this fella all over. These motions will flush any excess fluids/toxins towards the lymph nodes, and will massage the facial muscles, creating a more contoured, lifted look, and penetrates your lotion/potion deeper into the skin.

P.S- Try to keep count of rolls + areas you are working on, if you are chilling watching TV, we all need balance.

Think large area, large side.

Small area, small side. ( eye area)

P.S.S- let this guy live in the fridge for a cooler, anti-inflammatory experience. Great for late nights and puffy eyes.

P.S.S.S- I love rolling in down my Sternocleidomastoid. ( see pic 2)

Upward + Outward Motions.

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roll tension out of the neck, open all channels of circulation.

roll tension out of the neck, open all channels of circulation.